Workshop on preservation of slate and slate roofs

When: 10:30 am, Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Where: Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida

Join us Saturday, April 8, at 10:30 am, for a practical workshop on Slate and Slate Roofing with noted historic building preservation specialists Jeffrey Levine and Julie Palmer of Levine & Company, Ardmore, Pa.

This is an excellent professional […]

Decorative painting on paper mache workshop April 8 at Madison County Historical Society

Decorative painting on paper mache workshop planned for April 8, 2017.

Join us for the Decorative Painting on Paper Mache Workshop Saturday, April 8, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The paper mache’ basket-toting bunny form participants will be decoratively painting is quite similar to the paper mache’ animal forms used for both play and […]

2017 Women’s History Programs in Peterboro

During Women’s History Month the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum in Peterboro will be finalizing plans for commemorating the New York State Centennial of Women’s Suffrage. These two heritage organizations will collaborate with many partners on programs that celebrate local history and its connection […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

Madison County March/April History Calendar

On all five Fridays in the month of March (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm the Oneida Community Mansion House will host a special media seminar for high school students entitled (de)Constructing Gender. Syracuse University Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies […]

Uncle Johnny’s Girl Farm: Escapism Through Utopian Fantasy

Dr. Molly Jessup speaking about mid-twentieth century male escapism and pulp fiction fantasies

When: Sunday, March 19, 1 p.m.

Where: Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave.

Today, the Oneida Community is known for its utopian social practices, including equality between women and men. But in the 1950s and 1960s, a number of men’s magazines, […]

Gerrit Smith, John Brown and the Crusade for Social Reform

Gerrit Smith, the wealthiest land owner in New York State, believed his wealth a divine gift to give away to those less fortunate.

Crusade for Social Reform in Peterboro

Peterboro will launch its 2017 Crusade for Social Reform at 1 pm on Saturday, March 11, with the annual celebration of Gerrit Smith’s birthday. Born […]

Dave Ruch (rhymes with Duck) at CPL

March’s Canalside Talk with David Ruch

The Canalside Talk for March will host performer, historian and researcher, Dave Ruch. Ruch will give a special program entitled “A Mule Named Sal” Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m., at the Canastota Public Library. The program is for audiences of all ages!

In this lecture, Dave Ruch explores […]

Spirituality and Reform in the Burned-over District at the Madison County Historical Society March 22, 2017

Pictured is Spirit House in Georgetown, a mecca of Spiritualism in the mid-19th century. Spiritualism played a key role in reform in the Burned-over District.

Join us Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 7 p.m., for a discussion with Madis Senner about the dynamic relationship between Spirituality and Reform in 19th century New York and […]

Madison County historian to interview veterans from World War II and Korean War

Matthew Urtz

Continuing the Madison County Historian’s Office Local Interview series Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz will be interviewing two veterans in March.

On Saturday, March 4, at 2 p.m., the Smithfield Community Center will host a special presentation with Korean War Veteran Lloyd Stoker and Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz.

Stoker was one […]

March 7 Canalside Talk event planned

On Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m., at the Library, the Canastota Canal Town and Library will host a Canalside Talk “ A Mule named Sal—Exploring the Musical Landscape of the Erie Canal by Dave Ruch musician and teaching artist. With some live instrumental music on banjo, bones, spoons, washboard, jaw harp, mandolin and more, […]

Book reading by John P.L. Hatcher

When: Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m.

Where: Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida NY

Join us for a book reading and discussion with author John P.L. Hatcher, who will read from his recently published book Oneida (Community) Limited: A Goodly Heritage Gone Wrong. Former Oneida Ltd. executive Hatcher describes, with insider detail, […]

(de)Constructing Gender, a new media seminar for high school students

When: March 3, 10, 17, 24 an d 31 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave.

High school students from around the region will meet every Friday in March to discuss the significance of gender in American society. Seminar discussions will examine how gender roles have evolved through time […]